Sip & Savor Springfield benefits two amazing Ozarks-area nonprofits: Harmony House and Rare Breed (a service of The Kitchen, Inc.). Together, these two organizations work tirelessly to improve the lives of our communities. We appreciate your support.
Harmony House provides safe and secure emergency housing to families escaping domestic violence. Since 1976, their emergency shelter has offered victims and their children the opportunity to rest and heal both emotionally and physically in a supportive environment.
Each year, Harmony House provides shelter, case management, advocacy and other supportive services to more than 700 women and children. In addition to shelter services, Harmony House also offers outreach support, advocacy, and prevention education services. It is their mission to help victims break the cycle of domestic violence and live lives free from abuse.
Harmony House’s current shelter is nearly 100 years old, cramped and increasingly difficult and expensive to maintain. And, they’ve had to turn away far too many people because there aren’t enough beds. Harmony House desperately needs a newer and larger facility to call home…and one has been found! A former hotel property has been purchased and they are seeking contributions to pay for the purchase and renovation of the property. They have raised just over $2.5 million of a $4.4 million dollar campaign.
Learn more by visiting myharmonyhouse.org.
The Rare Breed
Rare Breed Youth Services, a service of The Kitchen, Inc., provides assistance to homeless, runaway and at-risk youth ages 13-24 through outreach and housing. Necessities, support services and opportunities are provided to youth to help them safely become self-sufficient while ending homelessness, sexual exploitation and abuse. Thousands of area youth have benefited from The Rare Breed since it opened its doors in June 2000.
The Rare Breed Youth Outreach Center (RBYOC) offers free and confidential services to at-risk and homeless youth. The Center promotes healthy relationships, resiliency, empowerment, and healing for Springfield’s young people.
The Kitchen, Inc.’s Rare Breed Youth Housing works alongside our Outreach Center to provide two housing programs for homeless youth ages 17-24. Rare Breed Youth Housing serves single males, females, couples, LGBTQ youth, pregnant and parenting youth.
Learn more by visiting thekitcheninc.org.